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Foot clearance and variability in mono- and multifocal intraocular lens users during stair navigation

Erik Renz, BS, et al.

With tens of thousands of Veterans undergoing intraocular lens (IOL) implantation every year, and the surgery becoming more common for older adults having cataracts surgery, it is important to understand the risks associated with everyday activities. This article compares two standard methods of implantation (monofocal and multifocal) with vision and mobility measures to make a recommendation for the more favorable method, with respect to falls risk. Overall, there was no significant difference between monofocal and multifocal IOLs, which could give clinicians confidence in prescribing either lens for patients. Adults that undergo IOL implantation should be assured that either lens is likely appropriate for everyday navigation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.02.0030

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 933 — 944


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Renz E, Hackney ME, Hall CD. Foot clearance and variability in mono- and multifocal intraocular lens users during stair navigation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6): 933–44.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.02.0030
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